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Gerald Joseph Hopkins
(09-29-1933 - 07-18-2018)

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 Gerald Joseph Hopkins, 84, of Elgin, passed away on July 18, 2018. He was born on September 29, 1933 in Chicago, IL the son of Frank and Margaret (Swords) Hopkins. Gerald was a Veteran, and served 6 years in the US Army. He had worked for NICOR Gas Co. 36 years prior to retirement. Gerald volunteered with the Waycinden Little League as a manager for 12 seasons. He participated in Senior Softball and played for the Gents, Geezers and Midwest 70’s, and had won the Gold Medal Senior Softball World Series in St. George, Utah in 2004.
Survivors include his children: Michael, Linda (Dave) Donlon, and Brian (Anne); stepchildren: Debbie Boe and Michael (Jodi) Boe; grandchildren: Brian, Heather and Trisha Donlon, Garrett and Mitchell Hopkins, and Ryan Boe.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two wives: Joan (Mehrdorf) Hopkins and Charlene (Mader) Hopkins.
Services will be private. Laird Funeral Home, Elgin, is in care of arrangements. 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com

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